Super Eagles Star Terminates Contract With Top European Club After Champions League Exit
- Ogenyi Onzi has ended his short spell with Luthuanina club Zalgiris due to better offers coming from other European clubs
- The 28-year-old spent six months at the club and played 15 games netting two goals including the Champions League strike against Linfield
- The Super Eagles midfielder represented Nigeria at the 2013 AFCON in South Africa and the 2016 World Cup in Brazil
Ogenyi Onazi has left Lithuanian side Zalgiris by mutual consent after a short loan six-month spell with the club, Punch.
The Nigerian international thanked the club for their hospitality after making 19 appearances and scoring two goals.
Onazi was on target for Zalgiris during their Champions League qualification game against Linfield but lost by 2-1.
Onazi's reason for leaving Zalgiris
The 28-year-old revealed that he quit the club because he got better offers from other European sides in his post on Instagram.
“It’s a very difficult time to say goodbye. In the contract we had, it said that I could leave anytime I had an offer and at this time it came very fast so we had to take the option and I will like to thank the club president for giving me the opportunity to show that I’m not injured, which I really appreciate.
“To the fans, I want to thank them also for supporting us and me personally for everything they’ve done and I’ll keep supporting them.”
The former Lazio star also featured for Turkish Super Lig sides including Trabzonsor and Denizlispor before moving to Denmark to play for SonderjyskE.
Health commissioner showing his skills against Aruna
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Lagos state Commissioner for Information and Strategy Gbenga Omotoso was showing off his table tennis skills with the world's 20th best player Aruna Quadri, as sighted Instagram.
Honourable Omotoso posted a rare photo on his social media handle having fun with Nigeria's team captain at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The information administrator was exchanging back-to-back strokes with Quadri who was amazed by the competitiveness of the commissioner.
Who Rohr wants to avoid during AFCON draws
Legit.ng also reported that Super Eagles handler Gernot Rohr revealed that he does not wish the Super Eagles to face seven-time winner Egypt and Cote d'Ivoire in the group stage of the African Cup of Nations, Daily Post, The Nation report.
The AFCON 2021 draws will be held in Yaounde, Cameroon, on Tuesday, August 7 and countries will know their opponents at the forthcoming soccer fiesta next year.
The competition is set to hold between January 9 and February 6, 2022, and all 24 teams will slug it out in Cameroon.